All in the Family
Pay the Twenty Dollars
- Episode aired Mar 9, 1974
George Jefferson storms into the house, demanding Archie to explain why he paid him using a counterfeit $20 bill.George Jefferson storms into the house, demanding Archie to explain why he paid him using a counterfeit $20 bill.George Jefferson storms into the house, demanding Archie to explain why he paid him using a counterfeit $20 bill.
George complains that Archie gave him a phony $20 bill leading to an argument not only between Archie and George, but between Edith and Louise that leaves the couples not speaking to each other. Edith and Louise make up, deciding that the only way to make their men behave is to fix the problem. So, Louise gets the idea to put a real $20 bill in Archie coat pocket so that George will think that Archie is trying to make amends. It backfires and George decides to keep it. Louise talks him out of it and the two go over to the Bunkers to settle the matter. Archie has the $20 in his hands when Mike intervenes with a long series of complicated math that has the money moving back and fourth between George and Archie and Louise and Edith and Gloria based on what everybody owes each other. Archie doesn't like the final result because all he ends up with is the phony $20 bill. —Jerry Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Zany money gag
Archie & Mr J tangling are some of comedy's greatest moments. Sherman Hensley is so funny. Whatever situation he's in it's hilarious. The previous uncle was good. But Mr J was so good he and family got their own show. The money gag is timeless. I like how Archie calls Gloria "little girl" when putting in her 2¢. Of course, all suggestions leave Archie out now $35. Funny seeing Edith get mad defending knucklehead Archie.
- Jan 17, 2022
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